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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Donna BrienDonna Brien
This work explores the extent to which fiction can be used in a creative nonfiction text and still obey nonfiction’s truth-telling tenets. This work showcases an invented first person voice in the memoir of an historical personage: every assertion made is based on documented evidence, but a fictional voice draws inferences from the documented materials that suggests certain behaviours and feelings. Such investigation is necessary because reducing a biographical life story to the bare facts distilled from available documentation sometimes results in a chronicle of events that is unrepresentative of life as it is lived.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

14

Issue

2

Start Page

1

End Page

8

Number of Pages

8

eISSN

1327-9556

Location

Griffith Univeristy, Qld

Publisher

Australasian Association of Writing Programs

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Arts, Business, Informatics and Education; Learning and Teaching Education Research Centre (LTERC);

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Text.

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